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Smart Energy GB to attend autumn party conferences

27th July 2015

Smart meters are an essential part of any set of policy solutions for energy. By bringing an end to estimated bills and showing us what we’re spending in pounds and pence, they will help consumers take control over how they buy and use their gas and electricity. We hope you’ll be able to come and talk to our team at our exhibition stand, or come along to one of our panel discussion events.

Conservative Party Annual Conference 2015

Smart Energy GB fringe event in association with ConservativeHome: How can this government deliver genuine competition in the energy market and keep bills low?

Tuesday 6 October, 12.00pm – 1.00pm: Manchester Central ConservativeHome Marquee (inside secure zone)


Amber Rudd MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

Paul Goodman, ConservativeHome (Chair)

Martin Lewis, Money Saving Expert

Lawrence Slade, Chief Executive, Energy UK

Sacha Deshmukh, Chief Executive, Smart Energy GB

Exhibition: Manchester Central, Sunday 4 October – Wednesday 7 October: stand 141

Labour Party Annual Conference 2015

Smart Energy GB fringe event in association with New Statesman: Beyond the price freeze: where next for Labour and energy policy?

Tuesday 29 September, 12.30pm-1.30pm: Thistle Hotel Brighton (outside secure zone)


Jonathan Reynolds MP, Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change

Audrey Gallacher, Director of Energy, Citizens Advice

Gary Smith, National Secretary for Energy, GMB

Lawrence Slade, Chief Executive, Energy UK

Sacha Deshmukh, Chief Executive, Smart Energy GB

Exhibition: Brighton Centre, Sunday 27 – Wednesday 30 September: stand 119

Liberal Democrats Annual Conference 2015

Exhibition: Bournemouth International Centre, Saturday 19 September – Wednesday 23 September: stand B10

Green Party Annual Conference 2015

Exhibition: Bournemouth International Centre, Friday 25 – Monday 28 September

SNP Annual Conference 2015

How can smart technology contribute to beating fuel poverty in Scotland?

Smart Energy GB and Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) fringe event

Friday 16 October 2015
Room 2


Linda Fabianu, MSP for East Kilbride

Sacha Deshmukh, Chief Executive – Smart Energy GB

Sarah Beattie–Smith, Consumer Futures Manager – CAS

Norman Kerr, Director – Energy Action Scotland

Exhibition: Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, Thursday 15 October – Saturday 17 October

Scottish Labour Annual Conference 2015

Exhibition: Perth Concert Hall, Friday 30 October - Sunday 1 November

Plaid Cymru Annual Conference 2015

Exhibition: Aberystwyth Art Centre, Aberystwyth University, Friday 23 October – Sunday 25 October


About Smart Energy GB

Smart Energy GB is the not-for-profit campaign for the national smart meter rollout. It’s our task to help everyone in Great Britain understand smart meters, the national rollout and how to use their new meters to get their gas and electricity under control. Our national campaign has already begun and will reach all households and microbusinesses in England, Scotland and Wales.

About smart meters and the rollout

Smart meters will replace the traditional meters we currently have in our homes. They will provide consumers with accurate bills, near real time information on energy usage in pounds and pence, and greater control over their gas and electricity. The smart meter rollout is an essential technology upgrade, unprecedented in its scale, to improve Great Britain’s energy infrastructure. Between now and 2020, every home and small business across England, Scotland and Wales will be offered a smart meter by their energy supplier. More than 1.6 million smart meters have already been installed. To find out how you can get a smart meter from your energy supplier please visit www.smartenergygb.org/get-a-smart-meter

Smart Energy GB media contacts

Kemi George: [email protected]; 0203 751 0744